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Hurricane II LE449 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane II LE449

Force Landed in dry river bed while lost, Sherghat ,SLAIS lost 1944-07-01 More information in: Databases

Block 10, Hawker Aircraft Ltd., RR Merlin XX , 24 and 27. 29 Sept 1943 - 24 May 1944 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  01 Jul 44 Aircraft Name  Hurricane IIC Serial Number  LE449
Unit  SLAIS Operating Airfield  Ranchi Country  India
Aircrew details WO Frith
Details Force Landed in dry river bed while lost, Sherghat. Pilot Uninjured

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